(Closed) Portillo’s to cater wedding reception?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It should be whatever you want.  I think it sounds like a blast.  Just make sure that it is what you really want.  I haven’t lived in Chicago in years, and I still think about Portillo’s hot dogs!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Portillo’s is sooo yummy!  I would be delighted to see it/eat it

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I am not familiar with this restaurant but do they have good food?  If so, go for it!  And re: utinsils, ask if they do provide.  A restaurant that does catering usually can.  In the event that they don’t, no stress.  Google “nice disposable plates” or something close and you will find a ton of hits on affordable and pretty (sometimes eco friendly) disposable diningware.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I think Portillos is a great idea! Not only is it delicious, but they offer options for vegetarians as well. Your venue isn’t some super fancy thing where the type of food would be out of place either. It would cost you and your FH less money, so unless your mom wants to put money in for a more “acceptable” option… I’d be thrilled! Great casual option, YUM!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think that is an amazing idea. I would be thrilled to go to a wedding with Portillos as the food. If your mom is worried, have her help you look for ways to “dress up’ the plates and settings. Like SBourgeous said, the food isn’t going to be out of place, even if it were I think there are few people in the Chicagoland area that would ever complain about the food. I think most people will be raving about it and telling everyone they know!

Also I would think that if you contact Portillos early enough they would be more than willing to work with you to make it look great!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

As an additional note, I would avoid the paper plates if possible — they just get a lot more messy and harder to “load up”, lol.  Costco and a few other places have some amazing plasticwear that looks really nice and is a bit sturdier for the price.  There are also a lot of plastic utensil possibilities now that come in a silver color and add a bit more panache.

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